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  •  The issue that Tool and other millennials face (13+ / 0-)

    is having no future at all.  Nothing has hung over the heads of an entire generation like the specter of climate change does for them.  We all owe them a viable future.

    "I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~ Dr. Cornel West "It was a really naked declaration of imperialism." ~ Jeremy Scahill on Obama's speech to the UN

    by gulfgal98 on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 07:19:59 PM PDT

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    •  Notice how much we seem to love (9+ / 0-)

      dystopia movies?:) If I ever have kids I want them to have a viable future as well. We owe it to everyone. It's hard not to see the extreme weather and not know something is seriously wrong when we are jumping back and forth between the teens and mid fifties.  

      “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” George Orwell

      by Tool on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 08:01:54 PM PDT

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      •  Tool, as a 60-something female DFH (10+ / 0-)

        i am in the same boat with you.

        Pragmatic is just another word for entrenched in the system.
        We tried our best back then, with huge peace marches against the continuation of the Vietnam war and fearless underground newspapers that raged against the machine.
        It felt like progress at the time but, as we see now, our actions resulted in just a tiny step forward while the men behind the curtain were grinding out new avenues to suppress and hoodwink all of us.

        Little did we know that the machine was a tiny tinker toy compared to the beast it has become.

        I had step sons, now in their mid-thirties, that are also mired in tuition debt, altho not as steep a debt as people trying to get an education in the last 10 years.

        I do not have an answer for you or anyone else.
        Trying and trying, for almost 50 years, has resulted in the quagmire nightmare we struggle with now.

        I do not wish your future, or lack thereof, on any young person.
        We need a radical paradigm shift in our culture and i do not have a clue how to achieve that goal.

        'How like fish we are: ready, nay, eager, to seize upon whatever new thing.......And how we rue our haste, finding the gilded morsel to contain a hook". ALDO LEOPOLD - A Sand County Almanac

        by flowerfarmer on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 06:08:36 AM PDT

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